Pakistan to grant consular access to Jadhav, says FO


ISLAMABAD: The Foreign Office (FO) on Thursday said that Pakistan would grant consular access to Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav in accordance with the country’s laws.

In a statement issued late on Thursday, FO said, “Pursuant to the decision of the ICJ [International Court of Justice], Commander Kulbushan Jadhav has been informed of his rights under Article 36, Paragraph 1(b) of the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations.”

“As a responsible state, Pakistan will grant consular access to Commander Kulbushan Jadhav according to Pakistani laws, for which modalities are being worked out,” it added.

FO’s statement comes a day after the world court rejected India’s appeal for Jadhav’s acquittal while asking Pakistan to provide consular access to the Indian spy.